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Mouth Swabs versus Blood Samples for DNA Testing

Mouth Swabs versus Blood Samples for DNA Testing
A lot of people are surprised (and often relieved) to discover that we don't routinely use blood samples for our parentage and kinship tests. Instead, we use swabs from inside the mouth that are then transferred to archival paper. Here's why...

Court Ordered Paternity Tests - The Requirements of a Legal Paternity Test

Court Ordered Paternity Tests - The Requirements of a Legal Paternity Test
For DNA paternity or maternity test results to be admissible for legal purposes, such as for changing a birth certificate, Family Law Court proceedings, visa/citizenship applications or child support claims, the process undertaken needs to comply with the Family Law Regulations 1984 (Cth). This legislation outlines the way in which samples must be collected, packaged and tested.

How much does a DNA test cost?

How much does a DNA test cost?
We sometimes get asked why our tests aren’t $89 like other companies on the internet. These companies are usually located overseas, meaning it can take longer to get your results, it’s hard to talk to someone if you need your results explained to you, and you are not protected by Australian Privacy Laws. 

DNA Dictionary

DNA glossary
There are lots of words used in DNA testing that you might not have heard of before, so we've put together a DNA dictionary to help!
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